Today’s idiom: “missing the boat”

5 Nov

Sometimes we miss opportunities in life, or arrive too late for something. For this situation we have a great expression, which comes from the time when most long journeys were made by sea: “missing the boat”, or “to miss the boat”.

Example: If you don’t buy the concert tickets today, you’ll miss the boat because they will all be gone.

miss the boat

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